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How to Store Media on SD on the Microsoft Surface

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How to Store Media on SD on the Microsoft Surface

With the release of the Microsoft Surface, users are getting their first real world tablet experiences with Windows 8. Of course, it’s not perfect. That’s why we mod things—to bring it closer to perfect. There is now a simple tutorial that gives you the ability to use your SD card to store media in Windows 8.

XDA Senior Member mk1151 posted the tutorial link, and it isn’t very difficult to follow. Essentially, it sets the default save locations for documents, pictures, videos, and music to the SD card. Then it creates symlinks to those folders so that the the default photos, videos, music, and docs apps see the SD card by default.

As stated, it isn’t very difficult to pull off. Users will need little more than some command prompt knowledge. Users start by making the proper folders in the proper paths. Then, it’s a few symlink commands as administrator to link everything together. Once done, you should be able to open the applications mentioned and see your content from your SD card. There are a few issues mentioned, including having to name the Camera Roll folder to CameraRoll2 in order for it to display properly. Otherwise, it works fine.

If you’re looking for new and fun ways to expand your storage, check out the original thread.

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